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Harvey: Top 10 reasons Christian kids should skip school on ‘Day of Silence’

Monday, April 2, 2012

COLUMBUS, OhioLinda Harvey, the suburban Columbus housewife who has led a campaign aimed at stamping out what she terms “sin-affirming pro-homosexuality activism” is once again this year taking aim at the GLSEN sponsored “Day of Silence.”

According to Harvey, the goal “Day of Silence” is to “exploit the tender sympathies of kids to promote homosexuality and gender confusion. The agenda is everything; Judeo-Christian morality is the enemy; and sadly, kids are the tools.”

In a recent op-ed, Harvey writes:

“GLSEN teaches students that homosexuals and gender-confused people are “silenced” and under persecution by those who object to this behavior, and that traditional moral concerns cause bullying. No hard, objective data exist to support this contention, and the event itself causes hostility, confusion and division.”

Harvey then lists her top ten reasons for kids who “morally” object to the Day of Silence to skip school:

  1. A silent protest in support of immoral, God-dishonoring behavior is in itself profoundly deceptive. All sexual behavior outside man/woman marriage is sinful in God’s eyes. Why should Christian students and teachers be in the position of accommodating this flagrant violation of their principles?
  2. Any explicit or implicit message encouraging teens and even younger students to experiment freely with homosexual behavior is not “social justice” or “tolerance,” but actually, child corruption.
  3. Allowing classroom silence to honor the Day of Silence unleashes tremendous peer pressure for students and even teachers to endorse sexual immorality, or be considered “enemies” of those peers and teachers proudly involved in homosexuality. This puts people of faith in the position of violating Christian doctrine through tacit approval (Romans 16:17-18; Ephesians 5:11). They are also intimidated into self-censoring their First Amendment rights.
  4. The Day of Silence encourages students to nurture prejudiced, hostile and bigoted attitudes against Christians and others with traditional moral beliefs, and to spread inaccurate and harmful information.
  5. Using legitimate concerns about bullying and teen suicide to advance the promotion of homosexuality in schools is educational malpractice. It’s totally unnecessary to stop bullying and prevent harm to students, and Christians should not be a party to this gross distortion of a genuine problem. No one needs to embrace homosexuality or gender confusion in order to prevent bullying, but GLSEN routinely takes this deceitful position.
  6. Teachers know harassment when they see it. They can simply say, “Cut it out!” But GLSEN and the Day of Silence pressure teachers to amend this to, “Cut it out, because you are only permitted to say good things about homosexuality!” When did we all sign up to become public-relations agents for the good reputation of homosexuality? This viewpoint discrimination forces an untruthful and ungodly agenda on staff members, when stopping verbal harassment can be accomplished without becoming champions of “gay” behavior.
  7. There are legitimate lessons students should learn about prejudice and bias. But Day of Silence promoters deceptively link moral objections about homosexuality to racial discrimination or anti-Semitism in an attempt to legitimize the pro-homosexual agenda and portray homosexuals as perennial victims, while disguising the harmfulness and risk.
  8. Teachers have used the DOS to inappropriately become classroom advocates and models of this deviant behavior. In one Ohio school, a teacher used a PowerPoint presentation to tell students about her “gay” support and even disclosed to students that she was a lesbian, without prior notice to parents or permission from her principal.
  9. The health and lifestyle risks of homosexuality are virtually never shared on the Day of Silence. Instead, students are given the deceitful impression that homosexuality is just as safe and worthy an identity as heterosexual dating and marriage.
  10. The DOS message inhibits Christians from witnessing to their peers caught up in homosexuality or gender confusion. There is salvation through Jesus Christ and the hope of leaving this sin behind. Calling homosexuality a sin on the Day of Silence would be considered “hateful,” when it is actually God-honoring and respectful to the hearer. It may lead them to an eternal home with God. But that won’t happen if the truth is suppressed, which it always is on the Day of Silence. Stay home that day, and choose to witness on another, where perhaps you will have a fair chance of being heard.

In her spare time Harvey runs Mission America, a so-called family values group that has earned a place on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s watch list as a anti-gay hate group.

The National “Day of Silence” is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

This year’s “Day of Silence” is April 20, 2012.

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31 more reader comments:

  1. out of several million sperm, she is the one that won… does not say much about her gene pool…

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:24pm
  2. Well that’s the biggest load of crap I’ve ever wasted my time reading.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:25pm
  3. ^I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. smh

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:27pm
  4. my son who is gay says she is terrible

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:27pm
  5. disturbing

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:28pm
  6. no Harvey, a Day of Silence is to remember those whose lights were stamped out by an individual who took YOUR bigotry one step further.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:28pm
  7. That woman needs to get over the fact that no one wants her: Man, woman, or beast…

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:28pm
  8. she calls that sinful pfft, shes a secret lesbian if I ever saw one and also she’s not realizing that its sinful to hate.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:29pm
  9. this is ridicolous, maybe in her mind bigot mind homosexuality is a sin, but when is it ever acceptable to skip school on a day to remeber those who have died due to hate crimes, or suicide..

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:29pm
  10. This is absurd! Nobody is against “Judeo-Christianity. What is reprehensible is bashing anyone in the name of religion!

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:30pm
  11. this irritates me…if it doesnt really affect them why should they not go to school its not like were gunna bother them i mean we arent talking… how does that hurt someone? its the freedom of speech or not to speech its in our constitutional laws…

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:31pm
  12. God said “THOU SHALT NOT JUDGE” shame on her

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:35pm
  13. Linda Harvey you are a fucking disgrace to your religion… that is all

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:35pm
  14. Surely God must be wearing a bag over his head. His creepy, bitter, hateful, alleged follower Linda has done it again.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:47pm
  15. I have 1 reason why Christian kids *should* go to school on ‘Day of Silence’: being exposed to new information so they can get practice at making informed decisions. If all they’re exposed to is Biblical teachings then their ability to make educated and informed decisions will be stifled. Kids need to be taught to think for themselves, not be blind and unquestioning followers of what a person says is right and wrong (a pastor, for instance).

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:09pm
  16. what a bitter, twisted mean spirited woman. wonder what happened to her to twist her knickers so bad.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:12pm
  17. why does she always look like she is one good fuck and a shit from being a decent human being lol

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:32pm
  18. Shemadbro.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:34pm
  19. hey Linda Harvey… GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU STUPID CUNT!!!!

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:37pm
  20. One thing is certain about Linda Harvey — she has replaced any “tender sympathy” in her heart with unthinking, unfeeling dogma.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:48pm
  21. Here’s an 11th reason: so they can miss out on a day of education and become even dumber, growing up to build those hilarious creationist museums that have dinosaurs with saddles on them.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:52pm
  22. Angry, angry woman.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:26pm
  23. She looks angry too.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 9:00pm
  24. That woman is a bloomin’ idiot.

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 9:04pm
  25. she is a disgrace to humanity

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 9:39pm
  26. -_________-

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 9:43pm
  27. If only this bitch would be silent…

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10:23pm
  28. She looks like shes about to give birth to a chest burster..

    Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 11:27pm
  29. Evil and sinister looking!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 8:30am
  30. Crazies walk among us! If you want to read other things that she has to say follow the link below (some of it will tick you off and some is so stupid you may laugh). http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/linda-harvey

    Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:24am
  31. Now SHE’S the fag. Lol.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 4:43pm